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Herbie Rides Again (1974)

The living Volkswagen Beetle helps an old lady protect her home from a corrupt developer.

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Traffic Commissioner (as RichardX.Slattery) (as Richard X.Slattery: in closing credits)
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Storyline

Alonzo Hawk is a mean-spirited property developer who has bought several blocks of land in the downtown district in order to build a gigantic shopping mall. There is one problem however; an elderly widow named Steinmetz won't sell the one remaining lot that Hawk needs to proceed with his scheme. So he resorts to all manner of chicanery, legal or otherwise, to get it. Fortunately, the widow Steinmetz has an ace up her sleeve in the form of Herbie, the miraculous Volkswagen. Written by Alfred Jingle

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A little SQUIRT makes a big SPLASH! See more »


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6 June 1974 (USA)  »

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The Love Bug Rides Again  »

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Herbie Rides Again (1974)'s theatrical date of release, Thursday, June 6th, 1974 was also the 30th anniversary of World War II event, D-Day, & date on Tuesday, June 6th, 1944. II is 2, in Roman Numerals. 10,957 days (1,565 weeks & 2 days) differ between Tuesday, June 6th, 1944 & Thursday, June 6th, 1974. See more »

Goofs

When Herbie is challenging the driver of the 1957 Mercury hardtop to a game of chicken (with Willoughby held prisoner inside Herbie), the driver of the Mercury swerves away at the last second. When we next see the driver of the Mercury, he is in what appears to be a Chrysler product vehicle, judging by the uniquely shaped front vent window which was a feature on Chrysler Corporation products between 1957 and 1964. See more »

Quotes

Nicole Harris: Sweet dreams, Herbie.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Carnival of the Animals - The Swan
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A worthy sequel to The Lovebug
14 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Another of my favorite movies from childhood, I classify this movie as being as good as the original for a number of reasons.

Lines, this movie has a lot of funny lines and good actors. I can still today go back and look at the film and laugh at some of the scenes and lines in this film.

Another good thing in this film is footage. Herbie is literally everywhere in this film.

Yes it gets a bit corny at times but its not so corny as to be unwatchable. The film has aged and it really does show its era, but that doesn't detract from it's enjoyability factor. This is a good family movie even if it does have a few scenes that boarder on pg.


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